Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

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[SPOILERS] Story Quests
By ・ s ' b i b o ・
A Brief Guide of All the Story Quests in Stardew Valley

[Just to clarify; this will contain Spoilers]
A lot of the Quests in Stardew Valley speak for themselves, there's not much to them.

But some (like the Mayor's "Shorts" Quest) are more difficult to navigate, so I decided to create a guide of every Story Quest in the Game and their solutions.

LISTING: (Order: Quests as they appear due to timing and completion of other Quests)

WARNING: (This DOES contain spoilers as it is essentially a walkthrough of the Quests.
You have been warned thrice now XD)
Quest: "It would be a nice gesture to introduce yourself around town. Some people might be anxious to meet the new farmer.

Task: Greet 28 people.

Rewards: 100 Friendship points (2/5 of a Friendship Heart) with every NPC you've introduced yourself to
How to Win Friends
Quest: "Giving gifts is a great way to build friendships. Learn each person's individual tastes (or refer to my Gifts guide XD) and you'll be popular in no time."

Task: Give anyone a gift.

Rewards: 100G
Getting Started
Quest: "If you want to become a farmer, you have to start with the basics. Use your hoe to till the soil, then use a seed packet on the tilled soil to sow a crop. Water every day until the crop is ready for harvest."

Task: Cultivate and harvest a Parsnip.

Rewards: 100G
To The Beach
Quest: "Someone named Willy invited you to visit the beach south of town. He says he has something to give you."

Task: Visit the beach south of town before 5:00pm.

Rewards: Bamboo Pole
Raising Animals
Quest: "Robin, the local carpenter, lives north of town. In exchange for raw materials and money, she'll construct new buildings on your farm. You'll need her to build a Coop or Barn so that you can raise animals."

Task: Build a Coop.

Rewards: N/A
Quest: "As you gain experience you'll discover new crafting recipes to increase profit and make life easier. A Scarecrow, for example, will prevent crows from snacking on your precious crops."

Task: Reach Farming level 1 and craft a Scarecrow (you may have already reached level 1, as this Quest is only introduced after "Getting Started" has been completed. You should be able to unlock the scarecrow by just going to sleep).

Rewards: 100G
Explore The Mine
Quest: "There's an old mine shaft in the mountains north of town. There could be valuable minerals inside, but Marlon hinted that it might be dangerous."

Task: Reach level 5 in The Mines.

Rewards: N/A
Deeper In The Mine
Quest: "It seems that the mine elevator is still functional. It will allow you to quickly return to any elevator doors you've discovered. A deeper expedition might be in order."

Task: Reach level 40 in The Mines.

Rewards: N/A
To The Bottom?
Quest: "So far, there's no sign of the bottom. How low does it go?"

Task: Reach the bottom of The Mines (level 120).

Rewards: N/A
Quest: "Gunther asked if you'd consider donating any new artifacts or minerals you find to the museum. He says he'll compensate you by way of occasional rare goods."

Task: Donate an item to the museum (from a Geode or The Mines).

Rewards: 250G
Meet the Wizard
Quest: "You received a letter from the local wizard. He claims to have information regarding the old community center."

Task: Enter the Wizard's tower (south-west of town).

Rewards: Potion that allows you to read the language of the Junimos
Forging Ahead
Quest: "If you're going to keep mining you should build a furnace."

Task: Craft a Furnace.

Rewards: N/A
Quest: "Now that you've build a furnace, you can smelt some metal. According to Clint's instructions, if you place 5 Copper Ore and 1 piece of Coal in the furnace, it should produce a copper bar."

Task: Use your furnace to smelt a Copper Bar.

Rewards: N/A
Quest: "If you can slay 10 slimes, you'll have earned your place in the Adventurer's Guild."

Task: Slay 10 Slimes.

Rewards: Get to enter the Adventurer's Guild.

...That one was very self explanatory...
Robin's Lost Axe
Quest: "Robin lost her favourite axe. The last time she remembers using it, she was cutting wood south of Marnie's ranch."

Task: Find Robin's lost axe. It can be found near the sewer pipe.

Rewards: 250G and 1 Friendship Heart
Jodi's Request
Quest: "Jodi needs fresh Cauliflower for a recipe she's making. She's asking you to bring her one."

Task: Bring Jodi a Cauliflower.

Rewards: 350G and 1 Friendship Heart
Mayor's "Shorts"
Quest: "Mayor Lewis has lost his purple "shorts". He's asking you to find and return them... Discreetly."

Task: Find and return Mayor Lewis' purple shorts. They can be found in Marnie's house within her room (you need to acheive 2 Friendship Hearts with her in order to enter her room).

Rewards: 750G and 1 Friendship Heart
Blackberry Basket
Quest: "It's blackberry season, but Linus can't find his basket! He's asking you to help him find it. He has no idea where it is."

Task: It's lying near the entrance to the tunnel, which is to the left of the bus stop.

Rewards: 1 Friendship Heart
Pam Is Thirsty
Quest: "Pam is hankerin' for a Pale Ale. Regular old beer won't do. You can brew one yourself if you have hops and a keg."

Task: Grow and harvest Hops and use the keg to create Pale Ale. Give this to Pam.

Rewards: 350G and 1 Friendship Heart
A Dark Reagent
Quest: "The wizard wants you to descendinto the mines and fetch him a Void Essence. He needs it for some kind of dark magic."

Task: Bring the Wizard a Void Essence (obtained from a Shadow Brute, Shadow Shaman, Serpant or Krobus).

Rewards: 1,000G and 1 Friendship Heart
Cow's Delight
Quest: "Marnie wants to give her cows a special treat. She's asking for a single bunch of

Task: Harvest and bring Marnie one bunch of Amaranth.

Rewards: 500G and 1 Friendship Heart
The Skull Key
Quest: "You found a strange looking key in the bottom of the mines."

Task: Discover the purpose of the Skull Key (travel to the Desert and go to the Mines located there.).

Rewards: Access to Skull Cavern
Crop Research
Quest: "Demetrius needs a fresh Melon for his research."

Task: Harvest and bring Demetrius a Melon.

Rewards: 550G and 1 Friendship Heart
Knee Therapy
Quest: "George needs a Hot Pepper to soothe his aching knee."

Task: Harvest and bring George a Hot Pepper.

Rewards: 200G and 1 Friendship Heart
Robin's Request
Quest: "Robin needs 10 pieces of Hardwood."

Task: Bring Robin 10 Hardwood.

Rewards: 500G and 1 Friendship Heart
Qi's Challenge
Quest: "You've been challenged to reach level 25 in the Skull Cavern. You've been promised a substantial reward if you're successful."

Task: Reach level 25 in the Skull Cavern.

Rewards: 10,000G
The Mysterious Qi I + II + III + IV
Quest I: "Within a secret lock-box, you found a note with peculiar instructions. It's signed by a 'Mr. Qi'." (this quest will only be triggered when you find the lock-box; which is located in the tunnel to the left of the bus, sitting in between two lights)

Task: Leave a Rainbow Shell in the box at the train platform.

Rewards: N/A

Quest II: "You found another note written by 'Mr. Qi'. The request is even more unusual this time."

Task: Place 10 Beets inside Mayor Lewis' fridge.

Rewards: N/A

Quest III: "You've found yet another strange note within the Mayor's fridge. This time, the instructions are more cryptic."

Task: Give the Sand Dragon his final meal (put a Solar Essence in the Sand Dragon's mouth).

Rewards: N/A

Quest IV: "You found another note in the sand dragon's eye. It seems Mr. Qi's strange scavenger hunt has come to an end."

Task: Inspect the lumber pile beside your house.

Rewards: Club Card, which gives you access to the Casino in Oasis
Carving Pumpkins
Quest: "Caroline wants to carve a Pumpkin with her daughter. She asked you to bring her one from the farm."

Task: Harvest and bring Caroline a Pumpkin.

Rewards: 500G and 1 Friendship Heart
Fresh Fruit
Quest: "Emily wants a taste of Spring. She's asking for a fresh Apricot."

Task: Harvest and bring Emily an Apricot.

Rewards: 600G and 1 Friendship Heart
Aquatic Research
Quest: "Demetrius is studying the toxin levels of the local Pufferfish. He'd like you to bring him one."

Task: Catch and bring Demetrius a Pufferfish.

Rewards: 750G and 1 Friendship Heart
A Soldier's Star
Quest: "Kent wants to give his wife a Starfruit for their anniversary."

Task: Harvest and bring Kent a Starfruit.

Rewards: 500G and 1 Friendship Heart
Mayor's Need
Quest: "Mayor Lewis wants Truffle Oil. He won't explain what it's for. Maybe it's none of your business."

Task: Bring Lewis a bottle of Truffle Oil.

Rewards: 750G and 1 Friendship Heart
Wanted: Lobster
Quest: "Gus put out a notice requesting a fresh Lobster."

Task: Catch and bring Gus a Lobster.

Rewards: 500G and 1 Friendship Heart
Pam Needs Juice
Quest: "Pam's TV remote is dead. She's having a tough time going back and forth between the couch and the TV dial."

Task: Bring Pam a Battery Pack.

Rewards: 400G and 1 Frendship Heart
Fish Casserole
Quest: "Jodi swung by the farm to ask you to dinner at 7:00 PM. Her only request was that you bring a Largemouth Bass for her fish casserole."

Task: Enter Jodi's house with a Largemouth Bass at 7:00 PM on a day of your choice (not a festival day).

Rewards: Event Scene
Catch a Squid
Quest: "Willy is challenging you to catch a Squid. He says you can fish them from the Ocean on Winter nights."

Task: Catch and bring Willy a Squid.

Rewards: 800G and 1 Friendship Heart
Fish Stew
Quest: "Gus wants to make fish stew, but he needs Albacore."

Task: Catch and bring Gus an Albacore.

Rewards: 400G and 1 Friendship Heart
Pierre's Notice
Quest: "Pierre will pay "top coin" to whoever brings him a plate of Sashimi. Apparently he's really craving the stuff."

Task: Make and bring Pierre some Sashimi.

Rewards: 1,000G and 1 Friendship Heart
Clint's Attempt
Quest: "Clint wants you to give Emily an Amethyst. He wants you to tell her it's from him."

Task: Bring Emily an Amethyst.

Rewards: 1 Friendship Heart with Clint
A Favour For Clint
Quest: "Clint got a new hammer and he wants to test it out on a variety of metals."

Task: Make and bring Clint an Iron Bar.

Rewards: 500G and 1 Friendship Heart
Staff of Power
Quest: "The Wizard is creating a staff of phenomenal power. Who knows what it's for. He needs an
Iridium Bar to finish it."

Task: Make and bring the Wizard an Iridium Bar.

Rewards: 5,000G and 1 Friendship Heart
Granny's Gift
Quest: "Evelyn wants to surprise her husband with a gift."

Task: Bring Evelyn a Leek.

Rewards: 500G and 1 Friendship Heart
Exotic Spirits
Quest: "Gus wants to make a Coco-No-No, but he's missing the main ingredient."

Task: Bring Gus a Coconut.

Rewards: 600G and 1 Friendship Heart
Catch a Lingcod
Quest: "Willy is challenging you to catch a Lingcod."

Task: Catch and bring Willy a Lingcod.

Rewards: 550G and 1 Friendship Heart
Dark Talisman
Quest: "The Wizard asked me to retrieve the Magic Ink from his ex-wife's house... but to gain access I'll need a Dark Talisman. Enter the Sewer and ask Krobus about the Dark Talisman."

Task: Speak to Krobus and then venture through to the Mutant Bug Lair to retrieve the Talisman. Return to the cave at the Railroad with it once it's collected.

Rewards: N/A
Goblin Problem
Quest: "There's a Goblin blocking the path to the Witch's hut. There must be some way to get him to move... Perhaps I should seek out more information on Goblins."

Task: Speak to the Henchman outside the Witch's Hut (by the railroad) and give him Void Mayonnaise as a gift. Take the Magic Ink from the Witch's Hut and give it to the Wizard.

Rewards: Wizard Buildings available and Dark Shrines are now accessible in the Witch's Hut
To Conclude...
I hope that this guide proves helpful to some people!

Please rate this guide and let me know if it was beneficial to you, and do call me out if I've made any mistakes so that I can fix them as quickly as possible!

Here is a complete collection of my guides (including this one), so that you can access anything that you need from right here!


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Community Center Bundles

Boiler Room

Bulletin Board

Crafts Room

Fish Tank




Story Quests

'Help Wanted' Quests


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Tool Upgrades



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In addition, please let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see a guide about, as I'm more than willing to work on more!

Happy Farming!

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Mamaw Feb 19 @ 6:56pm 
Unlocking the sewers?
dramathemusical May 1, 2022 @ 6:03am 
InsanityWaffles Mar 22, 2019 @ 4:03pm 
I can't find the quest: A Winter Mystery on here
The Royal Tiger Jul 11, 2018 @ 1:56pm 
Quest: Rat Problem
Need details.
・ s ' b i b o ・  [author] Jan 17, 2018 @ 3:06pm 
directly north of the store in the oasis there's a hill with the bones of the sand dragon on it
Stewoo Jan 17, 2018 @ 1:13pm 
where is the sand dragon?
Rotjaw's Chew Toy Jan 14, 2018 @ 1:20pm 
its alright
you did help with a lot of other quests
・ s ' b i b o ・  [author] Jan 14, 2018 @ 1:19pm 
that's a relief then; sorry for responding so late anyway XD
Rotjaw's Chew Toy Jan 14, 2018 @ 1:13pm 
FOUND it the day i wrote that comment
・ s ' b i b o ・  [author] Jan 9, 2018 @ 2:20am 
sorry for the wait, i like to try and respond as quickly as possible to questions but i'm just now checking all of my guides after a month or so's hiatus XD